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Deltas fall in semifinal; Peninsula Pirates capture 4th league title

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Members of the 2014 Deltaville Deltas baseball team are, from left (front), Ryan Reynolds, Adam Baldwin, Travis Crump, Alexander Crittenden, Robert Shermer, Brett Crawford, and Josh Martin; and (standing) manager Jerry Crittenden, Jacob Houston, Scott Crump, Travis Myers, Trevor Hickman, Will Barrack, Connor Henderson, Jordan Boze, Jake Jackson, and Jarrad Moscicki. Not pictured are Zach Harris, Brandon Light, JC Moscicki, Jay Moore, and assistant coach Stephen Blue.

by Stephen Blue

The Deltaville Deltas dug a deep hole Saturday night, and despite a 5-run eighth inning rally, were unable to overcome the deficit and lost to the Peninsula Pirates, 8-5.

In Sunday’s championship game, the Pirates defeated the Hampton Roads Hurricanes in a late inning comeback of their own, 2-1. The championship is the fourth overall Southern Virginia Baseball League tournament championship for the Pirates.

The loss dropped the Deltas to a final record of 13-7, though their league-best 12-6 regular season record marked the third time in four years Deltaville has finished at the top of the regular season standings.

“The Deltas thank all of our fans for great support all summer long,” a team spokesperson said. “We look forward to seeing everyone back next summer.”

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.13.2014

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